I’m a big fan of COLOURlovers, a magnificent resource for finding and exploring all colour-related stuff. I use it when creating a colour palette for a client.
I also use it when I am avoiding work, because you can create your own palettes and, if you’re lucky, you can name your own colours. Yep, if a colour hexadecimal reference hasnt’t been taken, then you can give it any name you like. I named one after a colleague at work called Cherry Green (and that’s no joke).
And then Neil at The Studio showed me the Color Palette Generator at DeGraeve.com. No more fidgety eyedropping in GNU IMP! I’m straight on the case now with my masterful time-wasting, making it even quicker and more efficient.
Let me show you with an example. Take this sunset lensflare photo of Bergen by Jon Kristian on Flickr:
Upload it to the Color Palette Generator:
Finally, create a new palette named Bergen flared, using the generated colours:
Oh wow, and then I discovered PHOTOCOPA, the same tool but refined and available from within COLOURlovers:
Looks like I won’t be doing much work today…